Dr Kalpa De Silva a consultant interventional cardiologist, practicing at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, having relocated from the Bristol Heart Institute in 2020. His private practices are based at the One Heart Clinic, Harley street and the Wellington Hospital in London.
Dr De Silva qualified from St. Bartholomew's & The Royal London Medical School in 2004, became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 and subsequently obtained a PhD in cardiovascular medicine from King’s College London in 2014.
His general and interventional cardiology training was undertaken at King’s College and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London. He also completed an international fellowship in complex coronary intervention at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
He is experienced in a range of cardiac conditions, and has a particular interest in the treatment of coronary artery disease. He specialises in managing coronary disease using minimally invasive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques. He is interested in optimising his patients’ outcomes by using physiology and imaging modalities and treats patients with complex coronary disease including multi-vessel disease and chronic total occlusions.
Dr De Silva remains active in academic research within his field. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London and was previously a nominee for the American College of Cardiology’s young investigator award. His research interests include the management of heart attacks, angina and cardiogenic shock, as well as the use of mechanical circulatory support to assist during stenting procedures. He has published in excess of 50 peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored books on a variety of topics in interventional cardiology. He is also a regular invitee to leading national and international conferences.
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It is my pleasure to highly recommend Dr De Silva. We have worked together for over 10 years both as junior doctors in London and as Consultants in Bristol. Kalpa is a highly capable, skilled and dedicated cardiologist with a wide range of experience. His specialist interest is coronary angioplasty and stent insertion for complex coronary disease. In addition to his clinical work, Kalpa is very active in medical research. Should my friends/family ever require treatment, I would be very reassured to know Kalpa was caring for them.
Dr. De Silva is a very competent and talented Cardiologist specialising in coronary intervention. We worked together in the Bristol Heart Institute and collaborated in many difficult cases requiring complex decisions. I would like to recommend him as an excellent cardiologist.
I am delight to recommend Dr Kalpa de Silva as consultant cardiologist with expertise in all aspects of coronary artery disease: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Dr de Silva is a very diligent clinician, and has an excellent bedside manner. He has particular expertise in coronary intervention and is a very high volume PCI (angioplasty) operator, having trained in all aspects of coronary intervention. He has an excellent research profile in particular with regards coronary physiology and micro-vasculature. He believes in empowering his patients with the evidence base to help them make appropriate decisions about their health.